Space security in increasingly important to life on Earth.
Our growing dependence on satellite communications impacts individuals, organizations and the military.
Most authorities in this area strongly believe that space security will have a defining impact on future terrestrial conflicts as economic prosperity on Earth increasingly depends on data transmitted through space.
Even more so than many domains on Earth, security and prosperity in space depend on long-term technology developments.
With approximately 2,000 communications satellites in orbit, the National Security Agency (NSA) is working on how best to secure the sky, as in providing more effective space security.
It’s been widely reported that researchers at the NSA are using artificial intelligence (AI) to monitor small satellites to determine if they have been hacked.
One thing that is particularly worrisome to space security experts is that with the cost of jamming and control-takeover technology dropping, more hackers (individuals and nation-state cybercriminals) are trying their hand at breaking and entering in cyberspace.
Though in initial stages, programs to address potential issues, such as characterizing telemetry data and testing sending malware to a satellite to observe the outcomes, are being considered.
Many feel these advanced space security techniques will be key in future years as the U.S. is working toward adding a number of small satellites into low Earth orbit – satellites intended to assist with military intelligence, making it key that they are secure.
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